A very rare document on Issey Miyake. Explores his design studio and factory and spotlights his garments on the runway. Miyake talks about his background, training, and some of his favorite projects, such as designing costumes for William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet and outfits for Lithuania’s 1992 Olympic team. Originally broadcast on Wowow Japan Satellite Broadcasting in 1993.

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2014 Autumn & Winter

LEISURE after LABOUR

Image: John Hart, Centre for Sports Engineering Research Sheffield Hallam University

This image of a cyclist on a triathlon bike is a visualisation of the CFD calculations. Yellow and white areas on the cyclist and bike show regions that have the highest drag. The cyclist himself accounts for 72 per cent of the drag force, with his legs generating most of that. The frame and forks account for 5.7 per cent, and the gearing 5.2 per cent. Water bottles are lumpy and generate 4.5 per cent of the drag. External cabling makes up 3.8 per cent, which makes a strong argument for tucking it inside the frame. As for the ribbons streaming behind, the white lines indicate high-velocity airflow and the pink-blue lines indicate slow-moving regions.

Image: John Hart, Centre for Sports Engineering Research Sheffield Hallam University

This image of a cyclist on a triathlon bike is a visualisation of the CFD calculations. Yellow and white areas on the cyclist and bike show regions that have the highest drag. The cyclist himself accounts for 72 per cent of the drag force, with his legs generating most of that. The frame and forks account for 5.7 per cent, and the gearing 5.2 per cent. Water bottles are lumpy and generate 4.5 per cent of the drag. External cabling makes up 3.8 per cent, which makes a strong argument for tucking it inside the frame. As for the ribbons streaming behind, the white lines indicate high-velocity airflow and the pink-blue lines indicate slow-moving regions.

(Source: newscientist.com)

(Source: minimalaestheticss)

Brève traversée (Brief Crossing), 2001

sirui said: put in alcohol? lolol

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t immediately google it. Erowid is full of surprises.

Received a ton of dried ginseng root as a gift so someone tell me what I should do with them.

pradaphne:

Malgosia Bela in “Sanitorium”, photographed by Alex Cayley for Dutch Magazine #38 March 2002.

pradaphne:

Malgosia Bela in “Sanitorium”, photographed by Alex Cayley for Dutch Magazine #38 March 2002.

Silence is so accurate.

cotonblanc:

Showroom, Trucker, Rick Owens Fall 2003

It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world
Homes for the Disembodied by Mary Tuma
2000, remade 2003. 50 meters of continuous fabric, fallen trees, thread, stones, wire. approximately 10’ x 25’ x 7’ 

Homes for the Disembodied by Mary Tuma

2000, remade 2003. 50 meters of continuous fabric, fallen trees, thread, stones, wire. approximately 10’ x 25’ x 7’ 

Top: Permanent Vacation (1980) by Jim Jarmusch. clip

BottomDazed summer 2014. Photography Gregory Harris, Styling Tony Irvine. clip